2900 BC), whom the Chinese credit with bringing civilization to China, seems to have made reference to Ma, the Chinese word for Cannabis, noting that Cannabis was very popular medicine that possessed both yin and yang." Robert Deitch - Chinese Emperor Shen Nung Said to Discover Healing Properties of Marijuana "According to Chinese legend, the emperor Shen Nung (circa 2700 BC; also known as Chen Nung) [considered the Father of Chinese medicine] discovered marijuana's healing properties as well as those of two other mainstays of Chinese herbal medicine, ginseng and ephedra." - Earliest Written Reference to Medical Marijuana in Chinese Pharmacopeia "The use of cannabis for purposes of healing predates recorded history.
The earliest written reference is found in the 15th century BC Chinese Pharmacopeia, the Rh-Ya." National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) - Book of Exodus References Holy Anointing Oil Made from Cannabis "Holy anointing oil, as described in the original Hebrew version of the recipe in Exodus (-23), contained over six pounds of kaneh-bosem, a substance identified by respected etymologists, linguists, anthropologists, botanists and other researchers as cannabis, extracted into about six quarts of olive oil, along with a variety of other fragrant herbs.
Zajicek, Ph D "Therapeutic Potential of Cannabis in Pain Medicine," - George Washington Grows Hemp "[George] Washington's diary entries indicate that he grew hemp at Mount Vernon, his plantation, for about 30 years [approximately 1745-1775].
Likewise, after Jesus' passing, James suggests that anyone of the Christian community who was sick should call to the elders to anoint him with oil in the name of Jesus..." "So, did Jesus use cannabis? The word Christ does mean 'the anointed one' and Bennett contends that Christ was anointed with chrism, a cannabis-based oil, that caused his spiritual visions.
The ancient recipe for this oil, recorded in Exodus, included over 9lb of flowering cannabis tops (known as kaneh-bosem in Hebrew), extracted into a hin (about 11?
Some have pointed to a supposed reference in Jefferson's Farm Book to separating male and female hemp plants as evidence that he was cultivating it for purposes of recreational smoking; no such reference exists in Jefferson's Farm Book or any other document, although George Washington did record such a thing in his own diary..." Thomas Jefferson Foundation "Spurious Quotations," (accessed Sep.
23, 2011) - Napoleon's Forces Bring Marijuana from Egypt to France Napoleon invades Egypt with forces that include a scientific expedition team.
The ancient anointed ones were literally drenched in this potent mixture." "Marijuana proponents suggest that the recipe for the anointing oil passed from God to Moses included cannabis, or kaneh-bosm in Hebrew.